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The Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship has been created to support the professional development of a search and staffing professional at a member firm by earning NAPS certification and participating in the educational activities of the annual association national 





The scholarship was created in 2016 to honor the professional contributions of Dr. Frank Burtnett, NAPS Certification and Education Consultant from 1995 to the present. Dr. Burtnett has been responsible for the development and dissemination of the training materials that are used in the NAPS certification program and in the creation and maintenance of both the CPC and CTS credentialing examinations. More than 1,500 industry professionals have earned their personal certification through Certification Immersion Classes (live and webinar) taught by Dr. Burtnett and NAPS legal consultants.




Applicants must have worked in the industry for one year at a member firm and have the pledge of their owner/manager that their participation (travel, lodging and per diem expenses) in the scholarship program will be subsidized by the firm.




Applicants will write a short (250 words maximum) essay or statement on their desire to seek NAPS certification (CPC or CTS) and how they feel earning this credential will improve and extend their ability to serve candidates and clients and enhance their personal career development.  Each application must include a separate endorsement from the firm owner/ manager that the individual's participation in the scholarship program will be sponsored.




Each year one individual, who is a current NAPS member, will be selected to receive the Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship which will include the following:


a) Complimentary individual registration for the NAPS annual conference

b) Complimentary registration for CPC or CTS certification, including training manual and examination fee

c) Complimentary registration for the Certification Immersion Class held at the national conference.




NAPS will begin accepting applications for the Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship on Monday, June 3, 2019. Applicants must direct an email to that includes the following:


1. Personal statement as to why the applicant is seeking NAPS certification and how he/she believes the CPC or CTS credential will enhance and extend their capabilities as an industry professional. This statement should not exceed 250 words.

2. All applications for the scholarship must include a statement by the owner/manager of the applicant that the firm will provide travel, lodging and per diem expenses to the NAPS National Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa (September 22-24, 2019) if she/he is scholarship winner.

3. All applications will be acknowledged within 72 hours by return email.

4. Applications for the 2019 scholarship must be received by July 12, 2019. 

Applications will be reviewed by a team of NAPS certificate holders and an announcement as to the 2019 recipient will be made in late July. Questions about the Frank Burtnett Education Scholarship should be emailed to




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